Deliver our nation, O LORD, from violent men who plan evil things in their hearts and continually stir up wars. Their tongues are sharp as serpents, and under their lips is the venom of asps. Guard our freedoms from those who set a trap and snare. You are our God. Give ear to our cry for mercy and salvation for our country. Cover our heads for the day of conflict. Don’t allow the enemy’s evil plot to succeed. Overwhelm them, let burning coals of justice prevail. Let them be cast away, never to rise again. I know that you maintain the cause of the afflicted and execute justice for the needy. Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name, and the upright shall dwell in your presence. Give ear to our cry for mercy and salvation in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name; the upright shall dwell in your presence.” (Psalm 140:13 ESV)